Student News

Central High School Law Magnet Program Celebration and Recognition Ceremony

On May 25, 2010, members of the law school community gathered at Central High School's library to celebrate the accomplishments of the Central High School Law Magnet Program. Professor Laura Rothstein, with the assistance of Jina Scinta and Principal Dan Withers, conducted the ceremony.

Renowned portrait artist, Robert Shetterly unveiled reproductions of two paintings from his Americans Who Speak the Truth Collection. He shared quotes from both Justice Louis D. Brandeis and Representative John Lewis during his discussion about the essential principles of a democracy.

Following his remarks,  Joe Gutmann, Central High School Law and Government Magnet Coordinator, presented awards to the program's outstanding students. Professor Sam Marcosson and Noelle Rao, '10 both received awards and standing ovations from the participants. Mary Jo Gleason, Coordinator of the Junior Writing Skills Program, Scott Furkin, Executive Director of the Louisville Bar Association, and Emily Zahn, '08 were also recognized for their contributions.

 

 

Student Ambassadors for Orientation - Don't Forget to Apply!

We are still accepting applications for Student Ambassador positions for orientation, and we need YOUR help!  If you are interested, please complete the attached application and submit it by June 15.  Student Ambassadors must be available for a mandatory training session on Monday, August 9, and must be free on the first day of orientation - Tuesday, August 10.  If you have any questions, please contact Kimberly Ballard or Brandon Hamilton.

Updates to fall 2010 Class and Exam schedule are posted to Students Records, "Class Schedules"

The fall 2010 schedule has morphed in small but important ways.

NOTE: The changes will not be reflected in the Registrar’s postings until later this week. You will not be able to add classes until the Registrar’s office updates its postings.

Two documents are posted to the Student Records, "Class Schedule" site:

     1. A pdf copy of the entire registration packet, updated to 5/18/2010.  

     2. An Excel workbook showing changes made to the Class Schedule and the Exam Schedule. The changes are described at the top of each worksheet and the changes are highlighted in red in the body of the schedule.
 Both of the above attachments are also posted to the TWEN site created for discussion of the fall 2010 class schedule.  You can download both schedules from the TWEN site.

We have added one new section of Criminal Procedure: Constitutional Issues which will be taught by Professor Abramson.
 Several classes have been moved to larger rooms and their cap raised to accommodate wait lists and new students

Four courses have been cancelled:
a. Trademark (Cross)
b. Elder Law (Leibson and Faller)
c. Corporate Tax (Lewis)
d. Trial Practice (Schroering) – there is space available in Trial Practice (Bouldin).
 

Openings are available in many class.

Openings are available in externships including Immigration Law (Trucios-Haynes), Ky. Innocence Project (Jordan), Legal Aid (Jordan), Criminal Justice (Jordan), Tax (Blackburn), and Tech Transfer (Cross).

Summer Library Hours

During the summer, May 15 to August 15, the law library will generally be open from 8 AM - 9 PM Monday thru Thursday, 8 AM - 6 PM Friday, 9 AM - 6 PM Saturday and 1 PM - 9 PM Sunday. Please refer to our Library Hours for exceptions.

Law Student Leads Way at Commencement

When University of Louisville graduates marched into Freedom Hall May 8 for commencement ceremonies, they followed students carrying colorful banners with each school or college name.

The banners are a handy way for family and friends to separate groups and find their graduate in the crowd. They also are a way to honor students who have been leaders in other ways: banner bearers are each school or college’s “outstanding graduate” for 2010. Each has a high record of scholarship, leadership and service.

Barry Dunn represented the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. Dunn served as president of the Moot Court Board, a post of honor that also requires a lot of work. As president, he completed a project to review moot court competitions, evaluate them for the work required and credit hours awarded and draft a plan that equitably allocates credit hours to student competitors. The project normally would be one for a faculty curriculum committee. Dunn also served as the “notes” editor for the University of Louisville Law Review. 

Full Story: "Outstanding students lead way at commencement" (UofL Today,  May 7, 2010)

JAEL Membership Applications DUE TODAY!

Journal of Animal and Environmental Law (JAEL) member applications are due today. You can submit them either by hardcopy or electronically on our TWEN page.

 

The hardcopy is due by 3pm and you can either drop them in our office (or slip them under the door if we aren't there) or place them in our drop box next to the student mailboxes.  

 

To submit them electronically, you must join our TWEN page and you can upload them into the assignment drop box. Electronic submissions are due by Monday, May 10th at 11pm. 

 

If you have any questions please feel free to email either Kristen Staley (kestal02@louisville.edu) or Byron Gary (byron@louisville.edu). 

KBA Annual Student Writing Competition

The June 1 deadline for entering the Kentucky Bar Association's Annual Student Writing Competition is fast approaching! The KBA invites and encourages students currently enrolled at the University of Kentucky College of Law, the University of Louisville School of Law, and Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law to enter this competition which offers Kentucky legal scholars the opportunity to earn recognition and a cash award. First, second, and third place awards will be given. The first place prize is $1,000 and possible publication in the Bench & Bar; second place is $300 and third place is $200. Students may enter their previously unpublished articles.  Articles entered should be of interest to Kentucky practitioners and follow the suggested guidelines and requirements found in the “General Format” section of the Bench & Bar Editorial Guidelines.  Submit entries with contact information by mail to: Communications Department, Kentucky Bar Association, 514 West Main Street, Frankfort, KY 40601-1812. Questions related to the contest can be directed to Barbara Thomas at bthomas@kybar.org or by phone, 502-564-3795, ext. 224.

Locker Keys

Attention:

 

Any graduating students need to return their locker keys to Vickie Tencer.  Her office is located upstairs next to the Cox Lounge.  Please do so as soon as possible.

 

Thanks,

Daniel Jay Cameron

President-SBA 

Wayne Williams' Art Exhibit

Artist Wayne Williams has generously loaned many of the colorful paintings on exhibit in the Reading Room and elsewhere in the Law Library. Mr. Williams is a retired art instructor at St. Xavier High School.
 

20 Minutes about the Kentucky Women's Book Festival

On May 15, women writers and readers from around Kentucky will gather at the University of Louisville's Ekstrom Library for the Kentucky Women's Book Festival to talk books, poems, short stories and other types of writing.

The festival, now in its fourth year, is a unique opportunity for writers and readers to meet face to face and talk about their craft. Speakers at this year's festival include Affrilachian author Crystal Wilkinson and Sarah Gorham, president of Sarabande Books. Sessions are free to attend, but lunch is $16 and requires advance reservations. Register by calling 502-852-8976.

UofL Today caught up with Women’s Center director Mary Karen Powers, one of the event’s organizers, to talk about the festival.

Read the full story: "20 Minutes about the Kentucky Women's Book Festival" by Brandy Warren (UofL Today, April 21, 2010)